Wildfire west of Edmonton extinguished
Published Sunday, April 18, 2010 3:52PM MDT
A brush fire on the Paul First Nation west of Edmonton is now out.
Crews spent much of Saturday evening battling the fierce wildfire that forced six families out of their homes and threatened several other properties.
Chief Daniel Paul says the fire, which broke out Saturday morning, "burned itself out" overnight. He says there is still considerable smoke in the area and he's hoping the wind will help disperse it.
About 75 to 100 volunteer firefighters from the Paul First Nation and the Enoch Cree Nation spent most of Saturday trying to contain the fire which was threatening several homes.
Fire crews were able to contain the fire to the southwest corner of the reserve Saturday evening.
Six homes were evacuated, forcing 30 people out of their homes, but no homes were destroyed and no one was injured as a result of the fire.
Courtesy CTV Edmonton